RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner ‘ROA 992Y’... SOLD


RetroMarques Ltd is pleased to offer for sale on behalf of the owner ‘ROA 992Y’...

... a 1982 Mercedes 280 SL (R107) Manual

An opportunity to acquire this lovely 280 SL with low mileage, amazing history and rare manual gearbox. Comprehensive original M-B documentation and vehicle logs which shows its life from new to the present day mileage of 87,850. In the present ownership since 2011 and with just 6 former keepers, she’s in nice, very usable condition and ready to be driven away and enjoyed!


  • Chassis No: WDB107042 20 014285
  • Paint: 735 Astral Silver
  • Trim: 032 Blue fabric
  • Extras: power steering, alloy wheels, electric windows, tinted glass, headlight wipers
  • Factory hardtop, tonneau cover (unusually!) and wind deflector
  • Factory jack, warning triangle, First Aid Kit and tool-roll
  • New Sony face-off stereo with Bluetooth facility

History file:

  • Extensive original Mercedes documentation including:
  • M-B (UK) Ltd invoice for the purchase, extras and factory collection (for DM 50,859..!)
    Clear plastic binder with: Maintenance Booklet, showing PDI 30 Aug 82, stamped to 65,312 miles in 2008
  • M-B UK Sales/Service for Passenger Cars booklet
  • M-B Club Ltd Club Rules booklet dated 1983
  • Yellow plastic European service number card
  • Mercedes-Benz Owner’s Manual 280/380/500 SL
  • Mercedes-Benz List of Codes for Special Versions
  • Mercedes-Benz Recommended price List for Cars and Factory Fitted Extras
  • Mercedes-Benz 350 SL 450 SL factory brochure (binder with many colour images and specification sheets)
  • MoT Certificates, invoices, previous owners’ details sheet.

Following a period of minimal use, the Mercedes has been through a full check-over, serviced and has a new MoT test.

‘ROA’ is a very smart 280 SL, quite rare in manual gearbox form (5-speed), and rather more practical than the larger-engined versions.

The straight-6 and manual gearbox work very well on the road and she feels much quicker than one might imagine. The silver paintwork, matching hard-top, blue interior, navy blue cloth hood, and alloy wheels is a classic and very attractive M-B colour combination.

On the road, she drives very nicely with strong oil pressure, low/normal temperature (radiator just re-cored), very smooth and noise-free and the manual gearbox is slick and positive. The superb history, M-B documentation and low mileage add to a very attractive package. This is a ‘drive-away’ R107 series ready to enjoy over the coming Spring/Summer season!

Price: SOLD

Please contact Mark Knight for further details or to arrange a viewing or test drive(by appointment only please as I am often off-site)

Tel: 07791 417256 or Mark@retromarques.co.uk